Tag Archives: Toronto

Record-breaking heights in global skyscraper construction

This year saw completion of more buildings with a height of 200 m (656 ft) or greater than any previous year, says the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). According to its 2017 Tall Building Year in Review, 144 of these skyscrapers completed construction worldwide, which is up from 127 in 2016. This marks the fourth consecutive record-breaking year, with the global number of annual skyscraper-builds nearly doubling since 2013.

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Winter Stations design competition 2017 serves as ‘catalyst for design ideas’

For its third year, the annual Winter Stations Design Competition encourages designers to explore the possibilities of lifeguard stands at beaches in the east end of Toronto. Prior to the competition’s November 4 deadline, entrants will need to submit proposals for temporary artistic installations that use these stands as a framework—and can withstand the city’s cold winter.

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Sustainable Built Environment conference coming to Toronto

Sustainable Buildings Canada (SBC) is hosting the Sustainable Built Environment Conference of the Americas in Toronto from September 19 to 20. Under the theme “Regenerative and Resilient Urban Environments,” the conference expects approximately 500 international environmental stakeholders from industry, academia, and government to explore strategies, projects, and best practices in the sustainable built environment.

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